A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux

Title: Mémoire de fille. Writer(s): Annie Ernaux. Publisher: Gallimard.Format: Paperback.Release Date: April 1st, 2016.Pages: 160.Genre(s): Non-Fiction, Memoir.ISBN13: 9782072763137. My Overall Rating: ★★★★ Toward the end of 2022, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to author Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal … Continue reading A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: The Two Towers.Series: The Lord of the Rings #2. Writer(s): J.R.R. Tolkien. Publisher: HarperCollins.Format: Hardcover.Release Date: October 19th, 2017.Original Release Date: November 11th, 1954.Pages: 456.Genre(s): Fantasy.ISBN13: 9780008264079. My Overall Rating: ★★★★★ Previously in The Lord of the Rings series:The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. In the midst of immeasurable … Continue reading The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Title: The Nutcracker. Writer(s): E.T.A. Hoffmann.Illustrator(s): Sanna Annukka. Publisher: Ten Speed Press.Format: Hardcover.Release Date: September 11th, 2018.Original Release Date: 1816.Pages: 91.Genre(s): Fantasy.ISBN13: 9780399581526. My Overall Rating: ★★★ There it is, standing tall and proud, right on top of that blazing yet cozy fireplace, solemnly guarding the plate of cookies and cup of milk in a dimly … Continue reading The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Title: Sword of Destiny.Series: The Witcher #0.7. Writer(s): Andrzej Sapkowski.Translator(s): David French. Publisher: Orbit.Format: Hardcover.Release Date: December 6th, 2022.Original Release Date: January 31st, 1993.Pages: 416.Genre(s): Fantasy.ISBN13: 9780316453264. My Overall Rating: ★★★★★ Previously in The Witcher series:The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski. For some hunters and slayers, it is easy to bring down creatures through knowledge, magic, … Continue reading Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

Title: Krampus: The Yule Lord. Writer(s): Brom. Publisher: Harper Voyager.Format: Hardcover.Release Date: October 30th, 2012.Pages: 357.Genre(s): Fantasy.ISBN13: 9780062095657. My Overall Rating: ★★★★ To be stripped away of your whole raison d'être can be quite a nihilistic experience. And for it to be done by erasing your existence for centuries can be traumatic on one's consciousness, especially … Continue reading Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

Title: Darkness at Noon. Writer(s): Arthur Koestler.Translator(s): Daphne Hardy. Publisher: Scribner.Format: Paperback.Release Date: October 17th, 2006.Originally published in: 1940.Pages: 273.Genre(s): Fiction.ISBN13: 9781416540267. My Overall Rating: ★★★★ Beliefs can only get you so far. When enveloped in a layer of honour, humility, and honesty, these beliefs become ingrained into our actions, closed off to the realm of … Continue reading Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

The Outsider by Stephen King

Title: The Outsider. Series: Holly Gibney #1.Writer(s): Stephen King.Narrator(s): Will Patton. Genre(s): Horror, Thriller.Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio.Format: Audiobook. Release Date: May 22nd, 2018.Length: 18 hours and 41 minutes. My Overall Rating: ★★★ Previously in the Bill Hodges Trilogy:Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King.Finders Keepers by Stephen King.End of Watch by Stephen King. There's something utterly … Continue reading The Outsider by Stephen King

Dracula by Bram Stocker

Title: Dracula. Writer(s): Bram Stocker. Publisher: Canterbury Classics.Format: Flexibound.Release Date: September 1st, 2011.Original Release Date: May 26th, 1897.Pages: 368.Genre(s): Classics, Horror, Fantasy.ISBN13: 9781607105510. My Overall Rating: ★★★ As if sleep isn't already a difficult task for many, there's nothing like the knowledge of an unknown and mysterious undead roaming the night to replenish itself on your … Continue reading Dracula by Bram Stocker

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.Series: Harry Potter #2. Writer(s): J.K. Rowling. Publisher: Raincoast Books.Format: Paperback.Release Date: 2000.Original Release Date: July 2nd, 1998.Pages: 251.Genre(s): Young-Adult, Fantasy.ISBN13: 9781551923703. My Overall Rating: ★★★★ Previously in the Harry Potter series:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Young, it is difficult to understand our place in … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Title: The Last Wish.Series: The Witcher #0.5. Writer(s): Andrzej Sapkowski.Translator(s): Danusia Stok. Publisher: Orbit.Format: Hardcover.Release Date: December 14th, 2021.Original Release Date: January 31st, 1993.Pages: 336.Genre(s): Fantasy.ISBN13: 9780316333528. My Overall Rating: ★★★★★ Sharp teeth, blood-red eyes, abnormal sizes, screeching cries. Monsters come in all shapes and forms. Their presence brings the vulnerable to seek safety, protect themselves … Continue reading The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski